Baptisms - information for churches


Baptisms - information for churches

Water being poured in to a font with a large gold coloured jugEach week 2,200 families have a child under 12 baptised in the Church of England. In the Diocese of Ely, our churches baptise around 1500 children each year. This is an incredible opportunity to make contact with families and their guests, sharing the meaning of baptism and why it’s just the beginning of an amazing journey.

If you are a minister or someone involved with the planning baptism services, visit the Church of England's Church Support Hub for lots of ideas and support. 

Other Resources

Diddy Disciples

This is a Worship and storytelling resource for those working with babies, toddlers and young children. The resource can be used in a variety of ways to suit different settings; as a simple Sunday service, a toddler service or a mid-week baby and toddler singing session. 

(September to December) by Sharon Moughton-Mumby with January - August available from December 21st

Soul (Food) Baptism

If you subscribe to this resource, you receive bite-size thoughts about Baptism on a daily basis. Families might like to subscribe following on from the Thanksgiving or Baptism of their child. Follow this link to sign up or share the link with your baptism contacts. 

Baptism Toolkit

The Diocese of Ely has produced a ’baptism toolkit’ to inspire you and help you think about your baptism ministry. The hope is that it will help equip you by providing helpful advice and information about baptism ministry and follow up ideas and resources. It is intended for baptism ministry with families of those coming for a baptism of a child aged under 12.

Download a copy of the Baptism Toolkit – Download the Baptism Toolkit

For further information, please contact Debbie Hill, Development Officer: Children and Families via their webpages here.


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